15 days in Mersin (Icel) & Rize Itinerary

15 days in Mersin (Icel) & Rize Itinerary

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Silifke
— 3 nights
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Anamur
— 1 night
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Mersin
— 4 nights
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Drive to Adana Airport, Fly to Trabzon International Airport, Drive to Rize
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Rize
— 6 nights
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Silifke

— 3 nights
Silifke is a town and district in south-central Mersin Province, Turkey, 80km west of the city of Mersin, on the west end of Çukurova.Silifke is near the Mediterranean coast, on the banks of the Göksu River, which flows from the nearby Taurus Mountains, surrounded by attractive countryside along the river banks.EtymologySilifke was formerly called Seleucia on the Calycadnus — variously cited over the centuries as Seleucia Cilicia, Seleucia Isauria, Seleucia Trachea, and Seleucia Tracheotis —. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tisan Koyu and Bogsak Koyu. Escape the urban bustle at Yaprakli Koyu and Astim Cave. Explore Silifke's surroundings by going to Erdemli (Elaiussa-Sebaste & Kanlı Divane Ören Yeri) and Adamkayalar (in Kizkalesi). The adventure continues: stroll through Susanoglu PlajI, steep yourself in history at Kiz Castle, admire the striking features of Imbriogion, and take a leisurely stroll along Narlikuyu.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Silifke trip planner.

Adana to Silifke is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Anamur.

Things to do in Silifke

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anamur

— 1 night
Anamur is a town and district of the province of Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey, between Antalya and the city of Mersin.Anamur is Anatolia's southernmost point, a coastal resort famous for its bananas and peanuts.EtymologyAnamur has mutated from the Ancient Greek "Anemourion", Latinized as "Anemurium", meaning "windmill". Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eyup Sultan Camisi, delve into the distant past at Anemurium, and then explore the historical opulence of Mamure Kalesi.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anamur online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Silifke to Anamur takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mersin.

Things to do in Anamur

Historic Sites
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Mersin

— 4 nights
Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. Girls Castle and Tarsus Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eshab-i Kehf Cave Mosque and Kirkkasik Bedesteni will appeal to history buffs. Explore Mersin's surroundings by going to Tarsus (Tarsus Waterfall, Taskuyu Cave, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave, take in the waterfront activity at Mersin Marina, and look for gifts at Mersin Forum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mersin visit planner.

Traveling by car from Anamur to Mersin takes 3.5 hours. July in Mersin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rize.

Things to do in Mersin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Rize

— 6 nights
Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zilkale and Rize Kalesi. Step out of the city life by going to Ayder Yaylasi and Palovit Selalesi. Change things up with these side-trips from Rize: Sarikaya Yaylasi (in Uzungol), Mencuna Waterfalls (in Artvin) and Lazika Cay (in Ardesen). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Uzungol, appreciate the views at Hemsin Organik Vadisi, admire the natural beauty at Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi, and Head underground at Pileki Magarasi.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rize tour site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mersin to Rize. Traveling from Mersin in July, you will find days in Rize are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rize

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mersin (Icel) travel guide

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Caves · Marinas · Beaches